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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Piperacillin And Tazobactam (Overview)

Piperacillin|tazobactam is a fourth generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


Dr. Erik Borncamp
15 doctors shared insights

Piperacillin And Tazobactam (Overview)

Piperacillin|tazobactam is a fourth generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

Piperacillin/tazobactam IV will kill klebsiella pneumonia bacteria?

It may but...: It depends on the resistance profile of specific strain of klebsiella. Many strains acquired in the 'community' are very sensitive to almost all antimicrobials except penicillin and Ampicillin and certainly sensitive to piperacillin/tazobactam. However, especially when acquired in a hospital, klebsiella can be quite resistant to therapy including pip/tazobactam. ...Read more

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Safety of oxacillin and naficillin?

Safety of oxacillin and naficillin?

Drug side effects.: See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/oxacillin-side-effects.html & http://www.drugs.com/sfx/nafcillin-side-effects.html

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How does alcohol affect zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam)?

How does alcohol affect  zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam)?

No: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it to a minimum if at all. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

No: Amoxicillin / clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. The clavulanate increases susceptability of some bacteria to the amoxicillin. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination sulfa antibiotic composed of two antibiotics: trimethprim and sulfamethoxazole. ...Read more

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Why give a patient zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) if allergc to penicilln?

Why give a patient zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) if allergc to penicilln?

You shouldn't: You shouldn't. Zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) contains the penicillin class antibiotic piperacillin which would have a very high likelihood for cross allergenicity with other drugs of the penicillin class. ...Read more

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What dosage of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for mrsa?

DS 3X/day: If you are normal size with normal renal function 1 double strength tablet (160/800 mgs) 3 times a day. ...Read more

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For diabetic ulcer foot infections what's good? Zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam)?

For diabetic ulcer foot infections what's good? Zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam)?

Yes: Zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) is one of several antibiotics that is effective as empiric treatment for diabetic foot infections. Wound cultures guide definitive antibiotic treatment. You need to keep your diabetes under tight control to prevent development of peripheral vascular disease and neuropathy which predispose to serious diabetic foot infections and osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) good for mrsa?

MRSA: Generally local skin lesions can be easily treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra if you are not allergic to sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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Dose augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and Flagyl have the same action in anerobic part?

Dose augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and Flagyl have the same action in anerobic part?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and Flagyl: Different mechanisms of action, both have good coverage of anaerobes. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) acts on the cell wall (beta lactam), Flagyl internally to deactivate enzymes and destabilize dna. ...Read more

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What are augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and amoxicillin injections for?

What are augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and amoxicillin injections for?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and amoxi: are antibiotics useful for the treatment of a number of infections: pneumonia, bacterial infections, like bronchitis, gonorrhea and ENT infections. ...Read more

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Antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is used for abcess in the tooth?

Very Rarely. : Usually this is not the antibiotic of preference for a tooth abscess. Nevertheless, your doctor may prescribe another type of antibiotic as he/she considers appropriate given the individual situation of the case including medical history, etc. ...Read more

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What is the dose of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for mrsa?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) For MRSA: If the strain of MRSA is sensitive to bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) the normal dose in a patient with normal kidney function would be one Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds tablet every 12 hours. ...Read more

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Do they give a patient zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) when allergc to penicilln?

Do they give a patient zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) when allergc to penicilln?

Generally no: But it depends on the allergy and the indication. If the allergy to penicillin is mild and the indication is for a life threatening illness, then zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) (piperacillin/tazobactam) can be cautiously used. ...Read more

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Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?

Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?

Sinus Infection: It sounds like it may be safer not to use antibiotics. A steroid spray with a course of Prednisone may help. Even gentle saline spray may be useful. Talk to your doctor about your allergies and testing to confirm them. All the best. ...Read more

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Will Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) work for a positive semen culture for enterrococcus faecalis? I've been on macrobid, zyvox, and ampicillin already.

Will Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) work for a positive semen culture for enterrococcus faecalis? I've been on macrobid, zyvox, and ampicillin already.

It depends: It depends on what the antibiotic sensitivity testing showed on the culture that was done. If the sensitivity showed the bacteria was sensitive to Augmenting it should work. You should discuss this with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat mrsa?

MRSA: Local skin lesions are generally easily treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra, assuming you are not allergic to sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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Heard that vancomycin doesn't absorb well, so is IV vancomycin appropriate for a streptococcus pneumoniae infection? Took vanco and levaquin (levofloxacin) for it

Heard that vancomycin doesn't absorb well, so is IV vancomycin appropriate for a streptococcus pneumoniae infection? Took vanco and levaquin (levofloxacin) for it

Yes Vancomycin: absorbs just fine if you give it IV. For Strep pneumo infection depending on the site, Vancomycin and Levaquin (levofloxacin) would be more than enough. Though Strep pneumo is encapsulated organism and therefore can be resistant to many antibiotics, this combination should reduce that chance to very small. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Vitale
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Piperacillin (Definition)

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Zosyn (Definition)

Zosyn is a fourth generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more